Un air de…

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Bonjour,

Last time I was reading a book called « Chefs-d’oeuvres de la Peinture Française »,

When I saw the photo on page 149, named « Le Pont de Narni » by Jean-Baptiste Corot,

Le-Pont-de-Narni

 

I immediately thought about that of course:

Rivière

Nobody can deny that somehow there is a similar air between these two paintings.

 

油絵風景画

 

In our case, this a copy of of painting made by H. Schmidt,

May be Henri Schmidt… need to make some investigations…

油絵風景画-サイン

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

オリンピック

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Bonjour,

Look at this, it looks a bit messy, but in deed there are many interesting things on display

after a couple a customer came.

dream-workshop

 

let’s go:

red-blue

 

red circle: a couple of books about painting, we talked about few things with customer.

blue circle on left:  a magnifying glass and two items in silver to check the hallmarks.

blue circle on right: the piece of fabric to clean the silver.

green

black circle: a piece of leaf of rosewood, shown to the client to explain how it is put on the furniture structure.

green circle: a compass, a scissors and a piece of a leaf of brass, I explained the customer how I made the cover for the back of the mantel clock.

white

orange circle: some shellac and a strong solvent (acetone) to melt it.

white circle: a piece of marble use to make some shellac sticks(after the piece of marble has been heated up) and the shellac sticks in the pot.

yellow

 yellow circle: the repair of a broken curved foot.

violet cirlce: a box of colored wax sticks used to feel some small holes or small veneer missing spots.

all

 

 

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

de Mianville コレクション

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Bonjour,

A very nice piece for the collection de Mianville is coming soon:

ナポレオン3世ビューロー

 

 

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

4 petits bijoux

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Bonjour,

I just want to show these four pieces of jewelry

They are hand made, 19th century,small, well assembled and well finished.

All decorated with bronzes.

Two of them get the cabinetry maker name and one get the company name on it.

Number 1: Table à écrire Louis XV

ルイ15世ライティングテーブル

http://laurentcluet.com/details.php?ref=LPC207

 

Number 2: Table en cabaret Louis XVI

ルイ16世様式ラウンドテーブル

 http://laurentcluet.com/details.php?ref=LPC208

Number 3: Table marquetée Louis XV 

ルイ15世テーブル

 

http://laurentcluet.com/details.php?ref=LPC206

 

Number 4: Commode à vantaux Transition

トランジションチェスト

http://laurentcluet.com/deMianville.php?ref=LPC220#LPC220

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

筋肉95キロ

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Bonjour,

Well indeed traditional wood grain filling is really the time when 95 kilos of muscle helps

tools

 

ah ah ah   : )

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

リモージュ磁器付けルイ15世アンティークビューロー

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Bonjour,

I recently started this Louis XV bureau decorated with porcelaine.

リモージュ磁器付けルイ15世アンティークビューローリモージュ磁器付けルイ15世ビューロー

 

リモージュ磁器

 

リモージュ磁器とブロンズ

 

I did not investigate yet on this sign, but a priori it is some porcelaine de Limoges.

Limoges

 

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

The intruder

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Bonjour,

Please look at the photo, and tell me which one is the intruder according to you,

from left to right, we have wax, two ethanol based varnish, one water based varnish,

then a nitrocellulose based varnish (the Tamiya spray).

ワックスとニス

 

We could think that the intruder is the Tamiya spray  but for me there is in fact no intruder.

Historically speaking,  the nitrocellulose varnish started to be used in cabinestry around 1920, almost 100 years ago (« Bois:guide des finitions » page 48/ « Les secrets du vernissage » page 14) so it is not a anachronism to use it nowadays for example on the Art Déco furniture.

Now technically speaking, even if the components are not as natural as the « pure » traditional ethanol based varnishes, it is still  working on the resin/solvent system (like ethanol based varnishes) which means that the shiny layer remains after the solvent evaporated. So even on the technical side it is crosser to the traditional finishing than the modern ones.

The only refraining point I could see, indeed not see, is what is inside the varnish. Actually it seems difficult to know exactly what are the components.

Personally I never used it yet, I will make some few tests and then see.

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

ウォルナットアンティークティーテーブル

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Bonjour,

 

I just would like to show this item, how it was,

It is a walnut tea table, we call it « Table à thé ».

I am showing you the stains that were there and there:

ウォルナットティーテーブル

 

 

ウォルナットアンティークティーテーブル

 

アンティークテーブル

フランスティーテーブル

フランスアンティークティーテーブル

And then it became like this after it went to my workshop.

アンティークティーテーブルのカービング

 

ウォルナットアンティークティーテーブルのトップ

 

To make it clean I did not use sand paper at all.

So the good point is the patina is 100 pour cent preserved, but the flip side of the coin is

that at some point some stains are very slightly remaining.

Anyway the table is nice.

http://laurentcluet.com/details.php?ref=LPC222

 

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

ゴシックアンティークキャビネット

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Bonsoir,

I finally could make a maintenance to the Gothic cabinet I had and I put it back online,

ゴシックアンティークキャビネット

you can see it here :

http://laurentcluet.com/details.php?ref=LPC151

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に



       

A masterpiece of marquetry

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Bonjour,

Please check this out, the marquetry is really impressive:

 

Bonne journée

Laurent Philippe Cluet
Antique shop Yokohama - French tradition - 18&19th century techniques and material
アンティークショップ横浜 - フランス伝統家具 - 18&19世紀当時の技法と材料を忠実に